Leather Archives and Museum

When: Wednesday August 24, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Capacity: Maximum 25, Minimum 3

Description: The Leather Archives and Museum houses a unique sexuality collection about the history and culture of fetishism, sadomasochism, and leather. The museum exhibits include art, artifacts, and information on alternative sexuality from Marquis deSade to the contemporary fetish community and lifestyle. The archives include papers and records from individual fetish practitioners and organizations associated with alternative sexuality. The institution was founded in 1991 and moved into its permanent 10,000-square-foot home in 1999. The LA&M is open to individuals 18 and over.

Directions: The LA&M is about a 10-minute walk from the Loyola Stop of the CTA Red Line. Walk south (under the L tracks) on Sheridan Road. At the second stoplight (Devon Avenue), turn right. Walk about six blocks to Greenview Avenue. Turn right at the corner of Devon and Greenview to 6418 North Greenview. There's a large "LA&M" above the front door. By bus from the Loyola stop, board the #155-Devon bus westbound to the corner of Devon and Greenview Avenue. There is also ample free street parking in the blocks surrounding the LA&M.

Contact: Rick Storer, rick@leatherarchives.org, 773.761.9200